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Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »

Trump’s former Covid vaccine chief Moncef Slaoui leaves more companies after sexual harassment claim

Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vaccines division, listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Dubbed “Operation Warp Speed,” the Trump administration is announcing plans for an all-out effort to produce and distribute a… Read More »

Consumer DNA testing is a bust: Here’s how companies like Ancestry and 23andMe can survive

A reporter examines a 23andMe DNA genetic testing kit in Oakland, California. Cayce Clifford | Bloomberg | Getty Images It has not been a good year for consumer DNA testing companies. In January, Silicon Valley-based 23andMe laid off 100 employees, about 14% of its workforce. A month later, Ancestry, which has offices in Utah and… Read More »